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Sauna (2008)

Unrated | | Horror | 24 October 2008 (Finland)
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As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

Director:

Antti-Jussi Annila (as AJ Annila)

Writer:

Iiro Küttner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ville Virtanen ... Eerik
Tommi Eronen ... Knut
Viktor Klimenko ... Semenski
Rain Tolk Rain Tolk ... Rogosin
Kari Ketonen ... Musko
Sonja Petäjäjärvi Sonja Petäjäjärvi ... Poika
Vilhelmiina Virkkunen Vilhelmiina Virkkunen ... Tytär
Taisto Reimaluoto Taisto Reimaluoto ... Isäntä
Ismo Kallio Ismo Kallio ... Kylänvanhin
Kati Outinen ... Eukko
Dick Idman Dick Idman ... Roukkula
Ivo Kubecka Ivo Kubecka ... Munkki
Elena Leeve Elena Leeve ... Isännän tyttären ääni (voice)
Elena Spirina Elena Spirina ... Rogosinin äidin tuutulaulu (voice)
Peter Holmlund Peter Holmlund ... Ruotsalaisten tulkki
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As a 25-year war between Russia and Sweden concludes, two brothers who are part of an effort to outline new border accords become undone by their actions, and their mistreatment of a young woman during their journey.

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Taglines:

Wash your sins.

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Horror

Certificate:

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Country:

Finland | Czech Republic

Language:

Finnish | Russian

Release Date:

24 October 2008 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Evil Rising See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR930,679 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,492
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The word 'Poika' means 'Boy' in Finnish. However, the character 'Poika' is played by a girl 'Sonja Petäjäjärvi'. See more »

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Modern day fillings are visible in the mouth of one character. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Eerik: [Eerik just brutally killed a man with a knife] 73...
Knut: 73 what?
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This thing is an unmitigated GEM ! ! !
3 February 2010 | by rickyveeSee all my reviews

when you watch Sauna you have no sensation of watching a movie, rather the screen becomes a window and you are observing reality. this is an engine running on all strong cylinders: the score matches the mood, it accents and reinforces the dialog and action. the acting is superb, by everyone. there is no sense of acting. the older Spore is a dynamo of revealing restraint. the cinematography is flawless, there's not a weak shot from start to 'finnish'. every shot is lit like a work of art. the editing is sharp and crisp. the pacing is deliberate and inexorable, though slow, you cannot drift because of the quality of the work. now, obviously, all this could not have been done without one Hell of a director! i've watched it three times so that i can internalize the subtitles and concentrate on the rest of the movie. i could watch this thing at 1/2 speed and still love it!


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